Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy's Wagatha Christie battle back in court TODAY

COLEEN Rooney and Rebekah Vardy's blockbuster Wagatha Christie row is due back in court today.

The warring Wags have been embroiled in a lengthy libel case after Coleen, 35, accused Rebekah, 39, of leaking stories to the press.

Lawyers for the pair are now prepared to go face-to-face again today in the latest showdown at the High Court.

They are dealing with a timetable of the case and any disputes over the parties' legal costs.

Spiralling legal fees have been branded “grotesque” by Coleen given the current climate.

At a previous hearing in March, the court was told Rebekah's overall budget was £897,000 – with estimated costs of £465,842.

This was compared to Coleen's estimated fees of £402,312.


But the escalating costs are likely to have dropped after Rebekah won a bid to scrap parts of Coleen's defence.

The decision to rule in her favour is likely to shorten the libel trial to five days – saving her £200,000 in costs.

The mum-of-five had fought to get a "list of issues" in Coleen's defence thrown out on the grounds they are irrelevant or "wrong".

And the High Court made the judgement to strike out parts of Coleen's 50-page defence after they were ruled to be irrelevant or too weak to succeed at trial.

But the judge ruled against Rebekah's plea for a summary judgement on one of the three stories Coleen planted in an Instagram post regarding her "TV plans".


In her judgment, Mrs Justice Steyn dismissed a claim by Coleen that Rebekah showed "publicity seeking behaviour" when she sat behind her during an England game at Euro 2016.

She also said the argument was irrelevant, adding "it would be a waste of time and resources" for the claim to continue.

Other sections of Coleen's defence were removed because they were "of such limited and peripheral relevance".

Coleen turned detective in October 2019 and accused Rebekah of sharing stories from her personal Instagram account.

In the infamous post, Coleen said she posted a string of false stories via her Instagram account with restricted access to see if they appeared in the media, which they did.

She then said the fake stories had only been viewed by one person, and ended dramatically: “It’s . . . Rebekah Vardy’s account.”

Jamie Vardy's wife Rebekah, who was heavily pregnant at the time, denied the allegations and claimed several people had access to her account.

The court heard previously how Coleen's investigation was so top secret even hubby Wayne didn't know about it.

The latest bout comes after Coleen was pictured on a family holiday after Wayne's party girl shame last week.

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